Last weekend we went to the California Academy of Science. It is a great place. ( It is a bit expensive to get in; the first Sunday of the month is FREE. That is a HUGE savings.)
Here we are at the beginning. LJ is just realizing that he looks like he is holding things in photos when he holds his hands up. It’s the thing now. (At least he smiles and faces the camera.)
Rex here is the first thing you see when you enter.
The roof of the museum is covered in grass and solar panels. It is called the Living Roof and it provides some 10% of the energy for the 400,000 square foot building.
One exhibit was all about green house gas and and how choosing what you eat can also lower your carbon foot print. I learned that by not eating meat one day a week can have as much impact as driving a hybrid car.
Another fascinating exhibit was the rainforest. They recreated a 4 story rainforest. A fully functioning living rainforest. It was wonderful. It was bloody hot in there; but totally worth it. Butterflies and birds fly free.
There is also an aquarium and a planetarium in the facility as well. Both are amazing; but a bit dark so none of my photos turned out. It’s like one stop science shopping. Plus all through the place were skeletons, which you know is near the top of the list for boys. (After spiders, naturally.)
Here we are holding the Earth. I told you he has a new “thing”.
Last stop, the gift shop. I cracked up at these shirts. They made me laugh all the way to the car.
It was a phenomenal day. I highly recommend a visit if you are ever in town.